#EOFF2019 (UN)OFFICIAL AWARDS

“We are proud to announce the ‘winners’ of #EOFF2019! Through conversation with members, artists, and the community, as well as some good ol’ fashioned eavesdropping, we have once again done our best to determine those films that resonated the most in La Grande. Thanks again to everyone for making YEAR TEN a success!” — Ian […]

#EOFF2018 (Un)official Awards

#EOFF2018 (Un)official Awards “Once again, it brings us great pleasure to announce the ‘winners’ of #EOFF2018! The selections here have been determined through an informal process that gauged audience response, general interest, laughter, word of mouth and late night conversations. We have done our best to determine which films resonated the most with the people […]

2018 Online Program

2018 Online Program In keeping with tradition and growing our mission to provide access to independent film outside of The Grande Ronde Valley, Eastern Oregon Film Festival as teamed with Filmmaker Magazine to provide online viewing access for a grip of special viewing opportunities. The screenings will be available on Filmmaker’s website during our ninth […]

NINE YEARS!??? Yup.

EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL Official Selections for the NINTH ANNUAL — #EOFF2018.  Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to announce its Official Selections for the 2018 Festival. An intimate gathering nestled in downtown La Grande OR, #EOFF2018 will feature film screenings, special events, and live music at The Granada Theatre and our own creative space, hq, as well as […]

2016 Online Selections

Online Selections will stream exclusively at Filmmaker Magazine on October 21 & 22 starting at 9am EST. SPIDER VEINS (dir. Frank Mosley)
 2016 / USA / 20min / Experimental Short Synopsis 
Two women reunite in a quiet neighborhood before a party begins. But by turns mysterious and shocking, the film’s narrative begins to unravel even […]

2016 Secret Screenings

SHH… ITS A SECRET. Come join filmmaker Cambria Matlow and check out a couple top-secret screenings at The Stage Door Theatre — Saturday,October 22 at 3:30pm. XXXX XXXX (dir. Joe Nankin) 2016 / USA / 15 mins / Narrative Short A young Mennonite woman harbors a secret romance on the eve of her baptism. Engulfed by questions […]

2016 Short Film Selections

Abandoned Generations (dir. Linda Fenstermaker) A portrait of farmland in the Pacific Northwest, Abandoned Generations explores relationships with land and time in different generations. Told through the perspective of a female farmer in the 1940s, the film questions the distance that modern society has from the earth and how that relationship informs daily life. Balada […]

2015 ONLINE SELECTIONS

IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS (dir. Sam Kuhn) Technical Info 2014 / USA / 15min / Experimental Short Synopsis A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated ____. Director Bio Sam Kuhn is the creator of […]

2015 SHORT FILM SELECTIONS

Short films precede each feature block.

NoBudge x Vine

View a curated collection of VINE videos by filmmaker Kentucker Audley. CURATOR’S STATEMENT Thanks to EOFF for asking me to curate some of my favorite Vines. Below are 16 vids from 10 accounts which range from hyper-composed to completely off-the-cuff. Indie filmmakers mixed with ascending Vine celebrities mixed with random teenagers. For better or worse, attention […]

YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG

Directed by Zach Weintraub [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM  Narrative Feature (85min / Online Premiere) [/box] Justine left to sit quietly by and observe the early signs of her own deteriorating relationship. SYNOPSIS Justine, a recent college graduate turned retail employee, lives and works in a nameless city. The film begins when her boyfriend, Zach, […]

MMXIII

Directed, edited, photographed, produced by Ian Clark [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM  Experimental Feature 67min [/box] Synopsis An experimental self-portrait, MMXIII explores phenomenological subtlety, intersections of construct and verité, and the ways in which technology, landscape, and beauty coalesce. Here, an artist’s reflexive gestures investigate moving images and the nature of image construction, blurring the […]

HAWAIIAN PUNCH

Directed, Edited, Photographed, Produced by Nandan Rao [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM  Narrative Feature (68 min) [/box] Synopsis “Our boys, when they arrive at years of maturity and can take earn of a wife, should get married…While I do not make the remark to apply to individual cases, I am firmly of the opinion that a […]

2014 Short Film Selections

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the official short film selections for #EOFF2014. These powerful short works will preface the 2014 feature selections.

HOLLOW: AN INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY

Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon [box] Interactive documentary. 30 short films. 4 hours total. Entire video collection >> https://vimeo.com/hollowdocumentary/videos Website: http://www.hollowdocumentary.com [/box] Hollow is an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, W.Va. Hollow combines video portraits, data visualizations, photography, […]

ONLY THE YOUNG

Directors Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims

Only The Young encapsulates the best of documentary film with its sincerity but is shot with the beautiful still aesthetic of a narrative film. This coming of age documentary is scored with soul music which makes it unlike any other documentary film.

I’m ready to file ONLY THE YOUNG in the all-time coming of age canon.
– Hammer & Nail

THE INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING

Director Zach Weintraub

The International Sign for Choking depicts the day-to-day encounters of Josh, a would-be expatriate from the US living in Buenos Aires for the second time. While his primary purpose seems to be the production of a vaguely defined video project, he devotes more of his time to tracking down a mysteriously absent ex-girlfriend. Frustrated by continual failure, Josh finds himself the perpetrator of a series of small yet uncharacteristic acts of deceit that ultimately place him in a low-key love triangle alongside Anna, his fellow N. American housemate, and Roger, a local musician.

AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY

Directed by Terence Nance

You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight.

FINDING TRUELOVE

Director Sam Kuhn

Clay, Michael and Andrew are fascinated by a yearbook from Chico High’s class of 1990 that they discover at a Value Village. Intrigued by the cryptic word “Caduceus” emblazoned across the cover, and by the countless sweet mullets and dream girls inside, the three friends lock onto one particular student: feather-banged mystery man Timothy Truelove.

2013 Short Film Selections

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the following short films for inclusion in this year’s event. These powerful short stories will preface each of EOFF2013 feature selections. From current Sundance selections to world premiere, from local and regional, national and international the short program at this year’s event is powerful. Screening times and venues will […]

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Feature Documentary
TRT: 85 min. | U.S.A. | color
A film by JON FOY.
Awards: 2011 Sundance Director’s Award: Documentary

Strangeness is afoot. Most people don’t notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home.

Cirkus Columbia

Narrative Feature
TRT: 113min | Bosnia | color
A film by Danis Tanovic
*In Bosnian with English Subtitles
Official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991. The communists have fallen from power and Divko Buntic returns to the small town where he grew up to reclaim his family home. After a 20-year exile in Germany. Divko arrives in his flashy red Mercedes with sexy young girlfriend Azra, lucky black cat Bonny and …

The Last Mountain

Feature Documentary
TRT: 113min | USA | color
Director: Bill Haney
*A panel discussion hosted by Oregon Rural Action will follow the screening.

In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over
protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.

DRAGONSLAYER

Documentary Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT 74 minute | United States | HD
Director: Tristan Patterson
Awards: Best Documentary Feature, SXSW 2011, Best Cinematography, SXSW 2011, Best International Feature, Hot Docs 2011

Drag City in association with Killer Films presents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California. Featuring skateboarding, the usual drugs, and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.

Nobody Cares

Narrative Feature – WORLD PREMIERE
A Film by Dustin Travis Swartz
TRT 95 Min | USA | Color

Bob Rockefeller has never been loved, by anyone, ever. He’s a sad sack who shovels shit for a living. Life has been anything but extraordinary but that’s about to change. During a routine prostate exam, Bob learns he has only 8.5 days to live. 8.5 days to find happiness. 8.5 days to find true love. 8.5 days to find a home for his guinea pigs. 8.5 days to make up for 43 years of living a life that totally sucks.

Press Pause Play

Feature Documentary
A Film by Victor Köhler and David Dworsky
TRT 80 minute | United States | Color

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?

Bellflower

Narrative Feature
A film by Evan Glodell
TRT: 105 min | United States | Color
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2011

Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building MAD MAX-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse.  But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.